Can someone reduce their child support payments if their child is staying with them for an extended period?

By Abigale M. Stolfe
January 18, 2017

During the period of time when a court has ordered child support, a party may not unilaterally or on their own decision stop or modify their support obligation. They can only do that by a written agreement of the two parties, meaning a document that both parties have signed, preferably in the presence of a notary, or with a court order, meaning that one party went to court and asked for a reduction – whether it’s a long-term reduction or a temporary reduction. And only then with that court order could they reduce their support.


Abigale M. Stolfe is a partner at Stolfe Zeigler, a boutique family law firm that obtains favorable outcomes for high-net-worth, complex, and litigious cases. 

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January 18, 2017
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